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Breaking Free
     

Breaking Free

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by alexis noelle
 

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Holly James is trying to move on with her life, but it’s not easy. She can’t stand to be touched by anyone, not even her own family. She is a lost broken shell of the person that she used to be. She realizes that shutting everyone out is much easier then opening up and letting someone hurt her.

Drew Walker is no prince charming. He doesn’t care about anyone

Overview

Holly James is trying to move on with her life, but it’s not easy. She can’t stand to be touched by anyone, not even her own family. She is a lost broken shell of the person that she used to be. She realizes that shutting everyone out is much easier then opening up and letting someone hurt her.

Drew Walker is no prince charming. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself and has no intention of changing. He loves the life of excitement and entitlement that comes with being the lead singer of a band, and has no plans to get tied down anytime soon.

When these two meet there is an immediate chemistry. The thing that surprises Holly is that she can tolerate his touch. He makes her feel like herself once again and gives her the freedom and comfort she has been desperate to find. On the other hand he is self-centered, egotistical, and everything that she should stay away from.

What happens when the one person who can save you might also be the person who can break you?

“There was something about Drew, but I had no idea what it was. He was self-centered, cocky, and definitely not prince charming. Maybe that’s why I liked him though. Maybe I didn’t want to be saved by the handsome prince. Maybe I wanted to be corrupted by the evil king.”

**Breaking Free is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149790074
Publisher:
Alexis Noelle
Publication date:
07/07/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
511,684
File size:
109 KB

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Breaking Free 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story took off from the very beginning. What a ride it was! Drew, cocky, controlling, rock star meets Holly, broken, doesn't like to be controlled girl. It's a good thing that Holly is very forgiving as Drew doesn't seem to get it. Once Holly unloads her past on him, he can't handle it. Even though he really doesn't redeem himself very well, he's still gets his happy ending with Holly.
Sami_Creech More than 1 year ago
Breaking Free: Holly has not been the same since the incident a few months ago. Once a happy outgoing girl she is now cautious, jumpy and can no longer stand anyone’s touch. No one knows how profoundly the event has changed Holly because she plays it off very well but inside she is dying a little every day. Holly makes a huge effort on her best friend’s birthday to go out and have some fun, not only because it’s her friend’s birthday but also because if she doesn’t questions will be asked and she does NOT want to answer  them. Just so happens her best friend scores tickets to a concert to the hottest band around so this is where Holly is headed, not knowing how she will with stand being around so many people she is about to put on the act of her life. At the venue she decides to take a breather and has the most out of the world experience. There is finally someone’s touch she can not only tolerate but that also calms her down. Drew is drawn to the pretty lady who is all by herself gazing at the stars. He just has to have her. Their first encounter is definitely memorable to say the least. After a hot make out session with this total stranger Holly has no idea what to think or do. Turns out she doesn’t have to think about it for too long because Drew literally tracks her down and will not take no for an answer. Both of these individuals are broken in one form or another. Drew has this incredible need to control everything including Holly but won’t tell her why. Holly can’t stand touch and has severe panic attacks which scare Drew beyond belief. He demands to know what has happened to Holly but she will not share. When these two are together explosive is the only word that comes to mind. The big question is will these two broken individuals be each other’s saving grace or their complete destruction? Can two people so broken help each other join the land of the living again? Can they help each other put the past top rest and finally be happy again? This is a wonderfully fast paced romance that will blow your mind!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Breaking Free by Alexis Noelle 4 ½ of 5 Stars Holly James cannot stand to be touched by anyone ever since she was kidnapped.  That is until she meets the arrogant and bossy rock star, Drew Walker. When I first started reading this book, I was not sure if I was going to like it.  Holly and Drew’s relationship took off so quickly I didn’t feel it was realistic.  However, there was a very wise statement made in the book:  you can’t put a timeline on love; it happens differently for everyone. Upon further thought, I feel that the speed of their relationship and my initial reaction was a totally success.  Holly’s brother and friends also had a difficult time accepting their relationship, heck even Holly questions her sanity.  I ended up adoring this book.  I became more engrossed with every page.  The emotion and passion are noteworthy. I admired that Holly followed her feelings instead of wallowing in her fear.  I also respected that she stood up for herself to her brother and friends. Drew is a self-proclaimed control freak; a result of a tragedy in his youth.  He knew what he wanted Holly right away.  He is the definition of alpha male and extremely swoon worthy.  Both Holly and Drew have scars in their past that need healing.  They are stronger as a couple and help to heal each other.  That is of course when they are not upsetting the other. I enjoyed the plot and reading about Drew’s lifestyle.  Breaking Free is a wonderful novel that I am very happy to have read.  If you enjoy contemporary romances with bad-boy rock stars, you won’t want to pass up Breaking Free. Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.